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Ethnic Dance Theatre presents its 2017 concert series, "Land of Legends: A Journey Through the Carpathian Mountains".

EDT takes audiences to lands shrouded in mountain mists and fog, visiting cultures from remote regions that remain largely untouched by modern trends. Cultures presented on stage will include the Carpatho-Rusyn people of eastern Slovakia and western Ukraine, a Jewish couple from northeastern Hungary, and the Saxons of Transylvania. The picture would not be complete without a visit to the Ukrainians of Bukovina, the Hungarians of central Transylvania, the Romanians of Oas, the Polish highlanders of Podhale, and the Vlach people living along the Homolje range of the Carpathians in eastern Serbia.

Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:30 pm (Q & A to follow performance)
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:30 pm (Master class at 6 pm)
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

Tickets: $25 Adults; $22 Seniors/Students; $10 under twelve years old
Box Office open one hour prior to each performance.

E.M. Pearson Theatre - Concordia University: 312 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Eva Kish- evakish@ethnicdancetheatre.com, (651) 341-5312

Featuring Karla Grotting, Jennifer Ilse, Christine Maginnis, and Ray Terrill along with fourteen ensemble dancers, a uniquely interactive scenic design with live choreographed painting, and an epic sound score by composer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Harris; Dancing on the Belly of the Beast explores the complex emotional landscape of adult orphanhood and the universal experience of grief.

June 23-25 - 8:00PM
Suggested donation $10-30. Cash, check, or card at the door.
Reservations: https://dancingbeast.eventbrite.com

THE PRODUCTION
Performers: Karla Grotting, Jennifer Ilse, Christine Maginnis, Ray Terrill, Thern Anderson, Mike Cohn, Lisa Conlin, Sher Demeter, Erin Ditmarson, Katherine Griffis, Becky Heist, Pat McManus, Carla Murphy, Esther Ouray, Carol Oyanagi, Sally Rousse, Kathleen Sullivan, Paul Herwig, and Jesse Neumann-Peterson.
Direction and Choreography: Jennifer Ilse in collaboration with the performers.
Set and Live Installation Design: Paul Herwig
Sound Composition: Craig Harris
Lighting Design: Heidi Eckwall

The Ritz Theater | 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:
Jennifer Ilse- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7273

Hello Dance Community of Minneapolis!

We are so grateful for your support of RESTLESS CREATURE: Wendy Whelan which opens at Landmark's Lagoon Cinema on June 24 for a week-long engagement!

Again, we would love for you to help get the word out by sharing thetrailer on your Facebook and with your community: http://bit.ly/2oFodMj

Below, a link to our social media kit (content for Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) to help promote the screening over social media: https://www.restlesscreaturefilm.com/resources-1/

Please let us know if we should be reaching out to anyone else in the dance community. Feel free to contact me should you be interested in discounted group ticket purchases!

Check out the film's website for more listings and information: http://www.restlesscreaturefilm.com

Thank you!

Contact:
Shelby Elsbree- shelbyelsbree@me.com

SPLIT ROCK SHUFFLE

FREE DANCE FILM—On Sunday, June 25 at 7PM there will be a free work-in-progress showing of a film being made by Flying Foot Forum founder and Artistic Director, Joe Chvala and filmmaker Steve Campbell. This first section of the SPLIT ROCK SHUFFLE (working title) was filmed last year on the North Shore and in Duluth. The current version will last 35 minutes.

The film is based on work from the Flying Foot Forum repertory but is re-imagined for the screen as an epic adventure story. Admission is free and all will be seated on a first come first served basis. Food and beverage service will be available at the bar and restaurant and can be taken in to the theater.

WHAT: SPLIT ROCK SHUFFLE—by Joe Chvala and Steve Campbell based on THE PERCUSSION PROJECT —by Karla Grotting, Peter O’Gorman and Joe Chvala
WHERE: Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 West Lake Street
WHEN: Sunday, June 25 at 7PM
TICKETS: FREE ADMISSION-seats are on a “first come, first served” basis.

Contact:
Karla Grotting- karlagrotting@gmail.com, (612) 701-4915

felt room is an installation designed to conjure imagination, speculation and perception, engaging viewers in a practice of vibrant potentiality.

In the darkness of the felt room, viewers are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination. Energy, vibration, intimacy and imagination are the primary materials at play. Dancers move into and out of the darkness, transforming our perceptual field. Unfolding somatic landscapes offer an opportunity for a deeply felt personal experience, one that can be at once disorienting, deeply therapeutic and profoundly energizing.

Installation runs June 29 from 6-9pm and June 30 from 7-10pm. Audiences are invited for the whole arc or part. Space is extremely limited. Email to book. $10-20 suggested donation.

White Page Gallery, 3400 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Contact:
Olive Bieringa- olive@bodycartography.org, (917) 463-9300

M-SHE Productions presents:
BELIEVE

It's the 1940's and we've finally done it... Earth is damaged from wasteful humans. To add to matters there's something among the populace that is causing quite an uproar. Through electrifying live music-ranging from Queen B to Prodigy-that will make the hair on your skin vibrate, to intense dancing in the styles of: hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, tap, and jazz, we've seriously got something for everyone! So, let's get our sci-fi on together and examine this Earth-shattering dilemma.

SHOWTIMES:
June 30 at 7:30pm and July 1 at 7:30pm

TICKETS:
Ages five and under: $5
Ages six to seventeen: $10
Adults: $15
VIP: $25. Sit in the front two rows and receive a picture signed by the entire cast
Purchase at: http://www.minnsky.com/

Minnsky Theatre, 1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:

Christopher Watson Dance Company and Ray Terrill Dance Group co-present
the Sixteenth Annual Dances at the Lake Festival
July 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m.
FREE, open to general public

The festival features a variety of dance forms performed by both professional and student company dancers. The “stage” for the shows is the large grassy area between the two fountains near the Rose Garden at Lyndale Park Garden. Audience members are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and some snacks, drinks or a picnic and enjoy the unique opportunity of seeing dance performed at the Rose Garden. This year’s festival participants, originate from Minnesota, California and Budapest, Hungary.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AND DANCE COMPANY LINEUP:

*Christopher Watson Dance Company, Minneapolis, MN
* Marco A. Carreon, Los Angeles, CA
* Ray Terrill Dance Group, St. Paul, MN
* Young Dance, Minneapolis, MN—Justin Jones, Artistic Director
* Kinetic Evolutions, Minneapolis, MN—Sarah LaRose-Holland, Artistic Director
* Freshwater Dance Collective, Duluth, MN/Long Beach, CA—Doris Ressl Acosta, Artistic Director
* Anda Flamenco, Minneapolis, MN—Kristina de Sacramento, Artistic Director
* Ashley Ballet Arts Academy (ABBA), Edina, MN—Ashley Burkland, Director
* DanceCo, Minneapolis, MN—Brittany and Matthew Keefe, Artistic Directors
* Sarah Hauss, Minneapolis, MN—Sarah Hauss, Artistic Director
* SEVEN DANCE, Minneapolis, MN— Rebecca Stewart, Allie Kalkman, Johnny Bates and Kelsey Charlotte, Co-Directors
* One Dance, Minneapolis, MN—Jenny Sung, Artistic Director
* Ballare Teatro Youth Company, Minneapolis, MN—Artistic Director
* Una Setia, Minneapolis, MN—Una Setia, Artistic Director
* Kata Juhasz, Budapest, Hungary; produced in the USA by Link Vostok—Kata Juhasz, Artistic Director

Lake Harriet Rose Garden | 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:

Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators.

Week 1: July 13 – 15
Fire Drill and Tom Comitta (Los Angeles)
Bill: The Musikill
An experimental musical set in a dystopian, post-climate-disaster tech commune - Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney

BLAQ
Taneber/BLAQ Wall Street
An observance combining dance, text, dialogue, and American Sign Language - Deja Stowers

Week 2: July 20 - 22
//CATHEDRAL\\
De’Light
A dance of descent, a symphony of escape - Dolo McComb

STRONGmovement
"6"
A response to the question of where our next step in human evolution takes us - Darrius Strong

The series is presented by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater. Momentum is made possible by generous support from the Jerome Foundation.

Southern Theater, 1420 S Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Ann Er- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

HOLD THIS | 6 dance solos
July 15 and 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
The Playwrights’ Center 2301 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Tickets $10-$20 Cash, check or credit at the door (reservations @pmann102@gmail.com).
Facebook event link: http://bit.ly/holdthis

Under the mentorship of choreographer/dancer/teacher Paula Mann, six emerging dance artists-Laura K Johnson, Tera Kilbride, Laura Levinson, Erica Neal, Cristina Tolson and Laurie Walker-have undergone a rigorous six-month working process, each intuitively re-defining their own creative path. The result is intensely combustible, ebullient and riotously complex. Something for everyone.

Contact:
Paula Mann- pmann102@gmail.com, (651) 276-7982

Eclectic Edge Ensemble presents Foot Flight by Night, July 20-23

Show dates and times:
July 20-22, 2017 at 7:30pm
July 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

General Admission: $20 at the door/$17 in advance
Student (with ID): $15
Purchase tickets at: http://www.thelabtheater.org
Reception to follow Friday, July 21 performance.
Talk back to follow Sunday, July 23 performance.

Foot Flight by Night is an evening-length adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Eclectic Edge Ensemble's (EEE) performance will honor the romantic world that Shakespeare created through mesmerizing dances and theatrical comic relief. Local composers Richard Sloss, Brian Just, Reese Kling and Nathaniel Kling created the score for Foot Flight by Night; integrating a unique soundscape for all the different lands, characters. and stories. Not to be missed, this story is filled with music, magic, mystery, betrayal, and...a frog!

The Lab Theater, 700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact:
Brenda Nepsund- brenda.k.martinson@gmail.com, (612) 333-7977

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

COLLIDE's third annual
INTERMEDIATE DANCE INTENSIVE
will take place July 31-August 4 at The Cowles Center.
Ages eleven through fifteen.

Daily Class Schedule:
9:30-11:00 Technique Class (jazz or ballet)
11:00-12:15 Specialty Class (modern, tap, lyrical, contemporary, yoga, Pilates)
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:00 Repertoire (learn musical theater jazz dance combos for a final performance!)
2:15-3:30 Master Class (acting, hip hop, auditioning and more!)

The week will culminate with an in-studio repertoire performance for family and friends on Friday, August 4 at 2:30pm.

To register and learn more visit www.collidetheatrical.org.

Contact:
Regina Peluso- regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2017 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 10-21, 2017.

The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 31-August 19, 2017.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

As a choreographer and teacher, Kjara combines technically stylized classical ballet, the broken lines of contemporary ballet, and the softness and fluidity of contemporary dance. Emphasizing interpretation and precise movement as well as playing with different dynamics and rhythm. Kjara‘s choreography is very physical, filled with the suggestiveness of everyday movement and vulnerability, and emphasizes humanity and narration within the dancers. This three-day workshop for intermediate/advanced level dancers will include an hour of structured warm up each day followed by two hours focused on choreography.

Thursday, June 22, 5:00-8:00pm
Friday, June 23, 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 11:00am-2:00pm

Cost: $150 (*Pre-registration required)

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Midwest School of Ballet is offering a
Ballet for Teens and Athletes
class this summer!

Thursdays: July 13 - August 17, 2017

10:30-12pm. Ages eight through eighteen.
Designed to help athletes in any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, tennis, football, hockey, swimming, cross country, skating and more to cross-train and improve physical skills in their chosen sport. We will work on flexibility, coordination, footwork and strength. New and returning students are welcome.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Sometimes when you read a story don't you just want to jump in and move? Here's your chance! Incorporating dance, games and songs, we will create a show for our families on the last day inspired from stories we used throughout the week. Students will be able to choose one of the stories to take home on the last day of the camp!

Classic Ballet Stories: Ages six through nine.
July 24-27, 1-4:00 pm. Cost: $180

Beauty and the Beast and other Fairy Tales: Ages five through seven.
July 31-August 3, 12:30-3:30pm. Cost: $180

Stories that Move: Ages three through five.
July 31-August 3, 3:30-5:00pm. Cost: $120

We will be diving into fun stories throughout the week and creating dances from what we read.

Ballare Teatro summer offerings also include adult and youth drop-in classes, pre-school, fundamental and level one six-week sessions.

Contact:
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION ONLY
Minimum of one year of pointe required for girls; five or more years classical ballet training. This workshop is for intermediate dancers (ages ten and older) through professionals.

Auditions are still being accepted!

Students will receive advanced personal coaching from the foremost professional ballet teachers, including Deirdre Chapman, former First Soloist of England's Royal Ballet.

Ballet Royale introduces this focused ballet and variations workshop specializing in preparing dancers for performing or competing in national ballet competitions.
Following daily classical ballet technique and pointe or men’s class, dancers learn classic ballet variations. This workshop benefits all dancers, whether preparing for a competition, an upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve their artistry, technique, and quality.

Monday–Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm. Two separate levels.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

Join Ballet Royale this summer for comprehensive summer intensive day programs, which provide the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach his or her full potential. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including special guest faculty Courtney Elizabeth Stewart, former soloist with San Francisco Ballet.

Ballet Royale has four separate summer intensive programs:
1) June "Spring Into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. No audition required.
2) July Full-Day Summer Intensive. AUDITION REQUIRED for upper division. Variable length options, minimum of one year of pointe for girls and five or more years classical ballet training.
3) August NEW Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop, AUDITION REQUIRED for upper division.

Auditions still being accepted!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

Give your little ones a fantastic summer, join Ballet Royale for Creative Story Dance Day Camps!

Give your boys and girls (ages four through nine) the joy of dance and performing! Students with or without prior ballet training will have fun and stretch their imaginations in these focused, single-day workshops as they create and perform short, age-appropriate dances inspired by classic story ballets.

Under the attentive guidance of professional dance instructors, students incorporate fundamental ballet technique as they learn rhythm, musicality, creativity, and simple costume and set design. Students learn different dances each workshop, and have an in-studio performance for family and friends at the end of each session!

Creative Story Ballet Camps - TWO separate workshops:

July 15: Beauty and the Beast
August 12: Frozen

TIME: 10:00am – Noon

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION.
Students ages eight (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through professionals.

Rigorous ballet-based program featuring members of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, master and guest teachers including special guest faculty Courtney Elizabeth Stewart, former soloist with San Francisco Ballet, and Ballet Royale’s renowned faculty.

Flexible schedule with variable length options. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique, introduction to Russian ballet technique, hip hop, contact improvisation, pas de deux, and injury prevention. Train and perform with some of TCB’s company at the end of the program!

July Full-Day Summer Intensive: July 6 – 28

Auditions still being accepted!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

Summer is a great time to dance! Whether you are looking for “parent and me” classes, a dance camp, children’s ballet or drop-in classes for families with busy summer schedules there is an option for you.

Introduction to Ballet Camp (ages four and five): A fun and creative introduction to ballet class. June 12, 19, 26.

Beauty and the Beast Dancer Camp (ages four through six): Have fun exploring, dancing, and learning about the story of the Beauty and the Beast. August 7-10.

Dance, Art and Yoga Camp (ages five through eight): Children explore engaging concepts through visual arts, music, stories, dance and yoga. August 14-17.

Pre-Ballet Camp (ages six and seven): This class is a fun and creative ballet class. The dancer will explore ballet technique. June 14, 21, 28.

Ballet and Beyond Camp (ages six through ten): Explore the wide world of dance including jazz, modern, soft shoe, musical theater and global dance. August 7-10.

See more dance classes on our website!

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its twelfth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

Open Company Class ($10) - 4:00-5:30PM
Cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/buy-classes

Straightline Dance Fitness: 3413th Ave NE, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:
Nick Handberg- crashdanceproductions@gmail.com, (612) 298-9715

Leading up to the premiere of contemporary musical Bill: The Musikill as part of Momentum: New Dance Works, collaborating artists Tom Comitta, Emily Gastineau, and Billy Mullaney are offering a series of three workshops for artists of all disciplines. We will explore the techniques and concepts used to build Bill: The Musikill, and suggest alternative methods for creating multidisciplinary performance.

Saturday, July 1, 1-3 pm - Sound Poetry - Workshop with Tom Comitta

Saturday, July 8, 1-3 pm - Dance, Effort, Economy - Workshop with Emily Gastineau

More information and registration at: http://fire-drill.org/Bill-The-Musikill

Fresh Oysters Performance Research 512 East 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:
Emily Gastineau- emily.gastineau@gmail.com

Shapiro & Smith Dance is looking forward to dancing with you this summer! Our Summer Workshop is for intermediate and advanced level dancers and the focus is learning and performing dances from our repertory. The work is technically challenging, inherently musical and marvelously expressive.

We hope you’ll join us!

Shapiro & Smith Summer Workshop:
When: July 10 - 21, Monday - Fridays
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Warm-up/Technique; 11:00am - 1:00pm Repertory rehearsals

Taught by the artists of Shapiro & Smith Dance and Joanie Smith.

Where: Barbara Barker Center for Dance
Public Showing: Friday, July 21 at 12pm

Registration/information contact: jsmith@shapiroandsmithdance.org

Cost: $395 (payment due July 5)
Payment should be sent to:
Shapiro & Smith Dance, Barker Dance Center, 500 21st Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Contact:
Joanie Smith- jsmith@shapiroandsmithdance.org, (612) 879-0863

Renowned teacher Lirena Branitski will conduct the technique and pointe classes Monday-Friday.

Included: Classical ballet technique, pointe, variations and partnering with enrichment classes in character, modern, conditioning, complimentary dance styles and wellness.

The School of St. Paul Ballet offers summer intensives for ages ten through 22. These summer programs offer serious female and male ballet students a highly concentrated curriculum in pre-professional classical ballet training. At St. Paul Ballet, each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

The School of St. Paul Ballet offers summer intensives for ages ten through 22. These summer programs offer serious female and male ballet students a highly concentrated curriculum in pre-professional classical ballet training.

Junior Level Intensive - Ages ten through thirteen
Three weeks, July 17-August 4

Middle Level Intensive - Ages twelve through sixteen
Four weeks, July 10 - August 4

Upper Level Intensive - Ages thirteen through 22
Four weeks, July 10 - August 4

At St. Paul Ballet each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.
Studios are conveniently located two blocks north of the green line on Fairview Ave N in St. Paul. Free, unlimited parking.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Minnesota Dance Theatre offers ballet for absolute beginners, ages sixteen and older.

The eight-week summer session beginning July 11. Due to popular demand, we’re adding a second class per week. You’ll have three options:

• Tuesdays at 7pm - $110
• Thursdays at 7pm - $110
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - $220

Preregistration required: http://bit.ly/2hhS4ew

Register by June 27 and receive a discount!

Zachary Tuazon, the teacher for Ballet Fundamentals, has been an MDT company dancer and faculty member since 2015. He received his BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University and also received training from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

This summer, join us for the Dance Blitz, CREO's most comprehensive summer dance camp! In each camp, dancers will study a variety of dance styles, including ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, African, improvisation, and more! CREO is also excited to welcome guest artists Kaleena Miller, Anna Roehr, and Darwin Black to the Dance Blitz camps this summer.

GRADES one through four - Beginning/Intermediate.
Dance Blitz - Grades 1-2 and 3-4, July 24-28, 9:45am-12:00pm

GRADES three through five - Intermediate.
Dance Blitz Level 2-3, Ballet/Contemporary/Modern, July 31-August 4, 10:00am-1:30pm - Featuring Guest Artist Anna Roehr!
Dance Blitz Level 2-3, Jazz/Rhythm/Theater, August 7-11, 10:00am-1:30pm

GRADES six through twelve - Intermediate/Advanced.
Dance Blitz Level 4-6, Ballet/Contemporary/Modern, August 14-18, 10:30am-2:30pm - Featuring Guest Artist Anna Roehr!
Dance Blitz Level 4-6, Jazz/Rhythm/Theater, August 21-25, 10:00am-3:30pm - Featuring Guest Artist Kaleena Miller!

CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory, 1250 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391
Contact:
Betsy Nelson- tdwcreostaff@gmail.com, (952) 465-0018

Join Crash Dance Productions for four days of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and repertoire at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis. Participants will work alongside the company to learn pieces from Crash’s repertoire, culminating in a showing for friends and family at the JSB TekBox.

We are pleased to offer intermediate, advanced, and pre-professional levels. Intermediate is recommended for youth dancers, or anyone with limited dance experience. Advanced is recommended for preteen and teen dancers, or any dancer with previous dance training. Pre-professional is recommended for teens and adults, or any dancer with a strong contemporary dance background. Contact us with questions about these levels.

Registration is limited, and will close on July 22. Participants will receive a detailed itinerary and additional information upon registration.

Contact:
Nick Handberg- crashdanceproductions@gmail.com, (612) 298-9715

Move BIG with and alongside Alternative Motion Project's company members in a physical, fun and energetic modern dance class! Taught by Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees, this class will start with a centering warm-up, finding a nuanced connection throughout the entire body and growing in size, rigor and specificity through movement vocabulary from AMP's repertory. Explore ways to push the boundaries of the body's movement potential and connect with the rich dance community the Twin Cities has to offer!

WHEN
10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 2
Friday, August 4

WHERE
The TEK Box - The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave - SECOND FLOOR
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cost: $15 per class OR $25 for BOTH!
Cash, check, credit card accepted.
For intermediate/advanced dancers.

Contact:

Are you a dancer?

Would you like to learn more about your feet and ankles in order to keep them healthy?

Join the MN Dance Medicine community for our 10th annual conference where the focus is on the foot and ankle!

You do not need to be a pointe dancer to attend. All kinds of dancers are welcome.

DANCER DAY: September 24
The dancer conference is a forum for exploring many levels of dancer education including common injuries, self-care techniques, and learning how to incorporate a "dance healthy" perspective. The conference serves dancers of all ages, agility, and backgrounds.

Ultimately, MDMF empowers the dancer attendees to leave with a renewed enthusiasm for self-preservation and a keen understanding of how to dance healthy. The overall structure of these annual conferences are a mixture of lecture, demonstrations and movement sessions offered during a single day.

Aimes Center/Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Contact:
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

As the Super Bowl approaches, there will be numerous opportunities to showcase Minnesota’s dynamic dance community. There are a number of ways the Super Bowl intends to involve local artists in the festivities leading up to and during the big game, but the first step is letting them know who you are and what you do!

Use the link below to fill out a quick and easy form detailing your contact information and samples of your work – you’ll see that it’s possible to submit as a company, an individual artist, or both. Once you’ve submitted your form, you’ll be listed in a directory that will be used by event planners as they hire talent for events related to the Super Bowl.

It has been estimated that 600 local Houston-based dancers/choreographers were showcased during the 2017 game this past February, and much of that hiring took place roughly six months out from the big game – get your information submitted today!

Contact:

COLLIDE is auditioning dancers on Friday, June 23 at 10:00am and 11:00am for roles in our 2017/2018 season.

Dracula: October 27-November 5 at The Ritz Theater
Mall of America Fright Lights Performance at Nickelodeon Studios - Friday and Saturday evenings in October
"Dance Till You Drop"- a Co-Production with the History Theater running March 24-April 15 at The History Theater.

Seeking:
Company Members/Guest Artists-Highly technical dancers with strong ballet and jazz technique for principal and leading roles. Excellent actors with professional performance credits. Competitive pay and free bi-weekly classes.
Apprentices- talented dancers for ensemble roles. Free bi-weekly classes, stipends and performance credit.

Auditions will be held at The Ritz Theater-enter through the STAGE DOOR. Bring a headshot/resume and come prepared to dance.

To register for auditions please visit http://www.123contactform.com/form-2707260/Event-Registration-Form

The Ritz Theater
Contact:
Regina Peluso- regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Dancin' on Broadway is a local competitive dance school that is currently seeking to hire a classically trained ballet instructor to work with their intermediate to advanced level students. Desired applicants would be knowledgeable in the Cecchetti method, must be patient and kind - yet know how to teach/approach/shape a variety of different age groups/skills, and must be eager to encourage dancers in a focused, yet positive atmosphere. Competitive dance experience is a plus.

The position would be one to three days a week (evening hours) at our studio in Maple Grove starting in September. Compensation will depend on experience and availability. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to dance678go@aol.com.

Dancin' on Broadway - Maple Grove, MN
Contact:

Twin Cities Ballet is seeking men and women for our 2017-2018 season!

1) Male and female dancers: Soloist and Principal level, for next season as salaried employees from approximately September 2017 to May 2018; and
2) Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced male and female dancers train with TCB company members and separately through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.

Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, excellent work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically. Expect to participate in TCB’s Nutcracker performance and major spring production in May, and two to three shows at other venues in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota throughout the year.

For audition requirements, visit http://bit.ly/1JVSqAw
To arrange an audition, please contact TCB directly.

Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

CREO Arts & Dance is seeking a new receptionist for its administration team! Applicant will be responsible for stocking merchandise in our store, attending the front desk during classes, and greeting parents and students at the studio. If desired, this position may also be combined with teaching (see separate dance teacher ad).

Applicant Guidelines:
- Minimum two-year college degree or equivalent work experience required
- Skills in the following programs preferred: Excel, Google Calendar, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
- Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children ages three to eighteen as well as adults
- Must be well organized, professional, a team player, possess strong interpersonal and relational skills, and strong communication skills
- Available for one-month training period with stipend (training beginning approximately August 1)
- Must consent to and pass background check and drug test prior to hiring

CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory, 1250 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391
Contact:
Christa Anderson- tdwcreo@gmail.com

CREO Arts & Dance is seeking dance instructors for the 2017-2018 school year. Instructor(s) needed for students ages three to eighteen, beginning to advanced classes. Expertise needed specifically for pre-ballet, hip hop, and intermediate ballet.

Applicant Guidelines:
- Dance degree or professional performance experience preferred
- Minimum one year teaching experience
- Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children ages three through eighteen
- Must be willing to adhere to school curriculum guidelines
- Must be well organized, professional, a team player, and possess strong interpersonal and relational skills
- Available for one-month training period with stipend (training beginning approximately August 1)
- Must consent to and pass background check and drug test prior to hiring
CREO is a non-competitive dance studio committed to building strong, creative, commitment-minded, joyful, wholesome artists.

CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory, 1250 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391
Contact:
Christa Anderson- tdwcreo@gmail.com

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts is hiring new Teaching Artists for the 2017/2018 School Year.

Cowles Center Teaching Artists will be contracted on a year-long basis beginning September 2017 through August 2018. Teaching Artists will be actively engaged in teaching K-12 workshops, residencies, professional development, and our older adult MovementWise program.

Must have experience teaching dance to K-12 students through residencies or workshops and must have a flexible schedule Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.

Benefits:
- Quarterly professional development meetings
- Ten hours of free rehearsal space
- Comp tickets to Cowles Center season performances
- Open desk space in Cowles Center offices

To be considered, please fill out a Teaching Artist application and submit a resume to Jessi Fett, Education Director at jfett@thecowlescenter.org.

Qualifying applicants will move forward to an interview with the Education staff.

Photo: Joe & Jen Photography

Contact:
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

We seek modern dancers with performance experience to join us for an exciting, invigorating, inspiring, and exhausting ten days at Fringe!

Audition: Saturday, June 24 from 2:00-4:00PM at The Cowles Center
First Rehearsals: June 24, 5:00-7:00PM and June 25, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

At rehearsals, Glade dancers will teach the choreography or improv score of several sections of the 50-minute piece and integrate guests and collective members throughout the piece.

Glade offers:
FIVE performances over ten days at the Minnesota Fringe Festival (August 3 - 10, 2017).
Shared access to one of our six Artist Passes (gets you free access to any non-sold-out Fringe show)
A peek at Glade’s unique collective choreographic process

You should audition if you are:
A modern dancer with performance experience
Able to learn and retain movement material
Able to commit to attend 90% of rehearsals
Available for all tech/dress rehearsals and performances
Eager to be a part of Minnesota Fringe
Age 18 or older

The Cowles Center (528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis)
Contact:
Glade Dance Collective- info@gladedance.org

Alternative Motion Project is holding an audition for men and women company members for its 2017-2018 season.

Looking for dynamic and expressive dancers who want to work hard, challenge themselves physically with a diverse range of styles, and dance for multiple choreographers both near and far. If this is you, come Move BIG with AMP!

Candidates should have strong modern and ballet backgrounds; training in other dance forms also a plus. Dance degree preferred. While an RSVP is not required, it is preferred by August 5 through email to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

AUDITION DETAILS
Sunday, August 6, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm
TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114

Bring a headshot, resume, and availability to the audition.

Move BIG.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Kristin Howe- alternativemotionproject@gmail.com, (952) 843-3408

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the Police Station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and Marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and the light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.
For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Barbi Lee Dance is having a huge sale of costumes, shoes, hats, books, props, music, fabric, etc!

We have been in business for 54 years and now Barbi Lee is retiring and a new owner is taking over. We need to clear out the extra stuff!

Wednesday-Saturday, June 21 - 24
1:00PM - 6:00PM

Questions? Contact Barb Lotsberg at barbilee@aol.com or message her on Facebook.

7035 Cahill Rd, Edina, MN 55439
Contact:
Barbara Lotsberg- barbilee@aol.com, (952) 935-2299

ONGOING CLASSES

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens (sixteen and older).

* Classes seven days a week
* All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
* Live piano accompaniment
* Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
* A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Summer Session: July 11 - August 31
Tuesdays or Thursdays or Tuesdays AND Thursdays
7:00-8:30pm

BEGINNING BALLET
Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Erin Thompson teaches summer modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground. Classes began the week of June 12.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:30am, with Dean Mcgraw on guitar!

Intermediate Modern
Tuesdays - 4:00-5:30pm

Cost:
$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals) $130 for a ten-class card.
$16 per 2 hour class ($1 off for professionals) $150 for a ten-class card.

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, 4th Floor
Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes, including six Level 1 classes, for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes welcome! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility.

Summer session runs June 19 - August 27.
A regular ten-week session is only $140.

Get a $20 off coupon for your ten-week Fall Session registration when you pay for your full Summer 2017 Session. Also, student discounts available this session. PLUS, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $95 for beginner-level classes. Go to https://www.cassandraschool.com/ for details.

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Advanced Jazz
Monday and Thursdays
9:30-11:00am
June 19, 22, 26, 29; July 6

At The Ritz Theater. Enter through the stage door.

Classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director, Regina Peluso. $10 drop-in. No pre-registration needed.

Regina is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music and studied in New York with numerous instructors including Andy Blakenbuehler ("Hamilton", "In The Heights") and Josh Bergasse ("On the Town", NBC's "SMASH").

Contact:
Regina Peluso- info@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Laurel Keen, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.

Ballet 1 - ages seven through eleven. Students with little to no ballet experience. Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm.

Boys’ Club - ages seven through eleven. Introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturdays, 1:00-1:45pm.

Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.

Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.

Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am and 11:30-12pm.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Free Boys' Class
St. Paul Ballet is pleased to offer tuition-free classes for our young men ages seven through eleven in our boys club.
Classes feature an introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises taught by a male teacher.
Classes are held: Monday, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm

Children's Drop-In Classes
The School of St. Paul Ballet is offering Ballet 1 on Saturdays from 1-2 pm.
Ballet 1 is for dancers who are ages seven through eleven who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet and are designed to give children the foundation for moving into the leveled program of the SPB school if desired. This class is optimal cross training for children who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports.
Ballet 1 is taught by Elaina Sutula.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Open Professional Classes
Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers.
$10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify).
Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website/other listings for holiday schedule and any potential class cancellations due to SPB community events or performances.
Teaching artists are subject to change.
Mondays 10:00-11:30am Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am Laura Greenwell

Intermediate and Advanced Open Classes
St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate and advanced open classes six days a week! Join us in the studio!
Mondays 7:30-9:00pm Zoé Henrot
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm Laura Daugherty, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm Laura Greenwell

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our youngest dancers and their parents! Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Young dancers will be engaged through artistic body and brain connection through the joy of movement. Dress: Clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching. Bare feet.

Te invitamos a la clase de baile "Padres y yo" de St. Paul Ballet para nuestras más pequeños bailarines y sus padres! Disfruta y aprende los movimientos elementales. Disfruta de la música y el ritmo. Estas clases están diseñada para el aprendizaje de niños y niñas. Los bailarines serán atrapadas por el arte corporal y la conexión cerebral a través de la alegría del movimiento.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Summer Evening Mommy/Daddy and Me Class
July 10 - August 18, Wednesdays - 6-6:30pm
Join us this summer for a unique opportunity for parents and toddlers to engage in a fun, instructive activity together! This class is for adults of any age and children who are able to walk with minimal assistance, up to three years old.

NEW Tap and Hip Hop Workshop
Saturday, June 24: 10am-12pm
Join Benjamin Stewart and Luke Xavier in a brand new Hip Hop and Tap Workshop! This two-hour single day workshop is for all abilities, ages seven through adult. The workshop will be split into two separate levels and will finish with a short in-studio demonstration performance at noon.
Cost for the workshop is $30.

Drop-In Adult/Teen Evening Class
Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27. Ages thirteen and older.
Join us this summer for our open class for teens and adults of every level of experience. Adult beginner and advanced beginner classes are designed for teens and adults with no or very limited experience.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

Ongoing donation-based classes! Come dance and give what you can.

10am-11:30am, Studio 2B

Wednesday, June 21 - Deanna Gooding, ballet
Thursday, June 22 - Erinn Liebhard, (no) jazz (hands)
Friday, June 23 - Eve Schulte, ballet

Monday, June 26 - Kerry Parker, ballet
Tuesday, June 27 - Non Edwards, bastard practice
Wednesday, June 28 - Deanna Gooding, ballet
Thursday, June 29 - Berit Ahlgren, gaga [10-11am]
Friday, June 30 - Eve Schulte, ballet

Classes will continue into September! See the link for more info and to keep up with who's teaching what, when.

Happy dancing!

Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, 2nd floor, Minneapolis MN 55403
Contact:
Eve Schulte- eefmeep@gmail.com

Sarah Baumert teaches a Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lesson every Friday morning 9-10am. These classes will be by donation, while Sarah finishes her training.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

The Beautiful Studio 2242 University Ave W St Paul
Contact:
Sarah Baumert- info@sarahbyoga.com, (612) 327-0411

Swing-era jazz explores movements of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This energetic class will get you moving as we learn elements of Charleston and solo jazz made popular during the swing era. Prior experience in swing-era jazz is not necessary, but students should have dance experience in at least one form of dance and be comfortable covering material at a quick pace. This class is a wonderful complement to those interested in musical theater, swing, tap, hip hop, African dance, and other American dances.

When: Every Monday, 7:00-8:00pm

Cost: Zenon class rates apply

http://www.zenondance.org/

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center 4th Floor (528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403)
Contact:

People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam.

Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave, Suite 214 and Cowles Center Education Studio, 2nd floor
Contact:

Paula Mann is teaching:

Advanced Modern
Tuesdays
9:30-11:00 am

All summer!

Limon/Hawkins based.

Zenon Dance | 4th Floor, Cowles Center
Contact:
Paula Mann- pmann102@gmail.com, (651) 276-7982

Young Dance is offering Dance Together on Saturday mornings:July 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Participants are welcome to register for one or all four of the classes: http://www.youngdance.org/summercamps

DANCE TOGETHER
Ages five and under with caretaker (crawlers and walkers welcome)
Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Day: Saturday July 8, 15, 22, 29 (four-week session)
Location: Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Children and their caregivers discover the joys of dance through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments, while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition.

Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Our adult program offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and yoga barre for the beginner-professional dancer. You may drop in ($15), or purchase a ten-class card ($110). Please call ahead (612-721-8619) or e-mail us at info@ballareteatro.com prior to dropping into a class to check on the schedule and openings.

Tap
Beginning: Wednesdays, 6-7:00pm. Kaleena Miller
Advanced Beginning: Wednesdays, 7-8:00pm. Kaleena Miller
Intermediate: Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm. Kaleena Miller
Fast Intermediate: Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm. Kaleena Miller
Advanced: Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm. Kaleena Miller

Fitness
Cardio Funk: Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Molly Breen
Intermediate Flow: Mondays 6-7:00pm. Kaitlin Wegge

Hip Hop
Tuesdays, 6-7:00pm. J-Sun Noer

Ballet
Beginning: Tuesdays, 7-8:00pm. Felicia Stevens
Intermediate: Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. TBD

Ballare Teatro summer offerings also include youth drop-in classes, a pre-school, Fundamental and Level I six-week session, and FUN week-long dance book camps for three- to eight-year-olds.

Contact:
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

Come check Ballare Teatro out during our youth drop-in classes this summer! Classes run from July 10-August 3. You may drop in for $15/class or purchase a summer-only five-class card for $70.

Level II/III: Dancers should have a solid understanding of dance terms, techniques and steps. Strength and alignment continues to be stressed.
Level IV/V: Class content is more technical, complex and challenging, with a professional atmosphere. Dancers are dedicated to becoming well-trained dancers.

Drop-in class schedule:
Ballet: Mondays with Brittany Adams
- II/III: 5-6:30pm
- IV/V: 6:30-8:00pm
- Pointe: 8-8:45pm

Tap: Tuesdays with Kaleena Miller
- II/III: 5:30-6:30pm
- IV/V: 6:30-7:45pm

Modern: Wednesdays with Timothy Herian
- II/III: 5-6:30pm
- IV/V: 6:30-8pm

Jazz: Thursdays with Karis Sloss
- II/III: 5:30-7pm
- IV/V: 7-8:30pm

Ballare Teatro summer offerings also include adult drop-in classes, a pre-school, Fundamental (five- and six-year-old) and Level I (seven- to nine-year-old) programs.

Contact:
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

Midwest School of Ballet is offering a six-week summer session!

Thursdays: July 13 - August 17, 2017

9:30-10:30am: Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages three to five.
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. New and returning students are welcome.

10:30-12pm: Ballet for Teens and Athletes. Ages eight to eighteen.
Designed to help athletes in any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, tennis, football, hockey, swimming, skating and more to cross-train and improve physical skills in their chosen sport. New and returning students are welcome.

5:00-6:00pm: Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages three to five.

6:00-7:00pm: Ballet Fundamentals II/III. Ages five to eight.
Fundamental ballet movement, terminology, musicality and creativity is emphasized while infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format. New and returning students are welcome.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

OTHER DANCE NEWS

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota 2017/2018 Season ticket subscriptions are now on sale! Save twenty percent on tickets for TCB's exciting upcoming season AND get priority seating for the shows!

TCB Season Subscription includes:

A Minnesota Nutcracker- Secure your seat for one of the area's most attended Nutcracker performances, which sold out all shows in 2016! A Minnesota twist on the holiday classic, A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike!

Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet - TCB is excited to announce the world premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell. This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local artists!

Beauty and the Beast - Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, this original TCB production will be a fun and magical ballet for all ages!

Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163